NECSS
New York City
A Conference to Promote Science & Critical Thinking

Speakers

NECSS 2018 Confirmed Speakers

Jennifer Ouellette

Keynote Speaker

Leighann Lord

Emcee

Bill Nye

Science communicator and television presenter

Heather Berlin

Cognitive Neuroscientist

Evan Bernstein

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Raychelle Burks

Analytical Chemist

Hai-ting Chinn

Singer

Judith Danovitch

Associate Professor of Psychology

Elaine Dimasi

Scientist and Candidate for US House

Russ Dobler

Pop Culture and Science Editor

David Gorski

Society for Science-Based Medicine

Harriet Hall

Society for Science-Based Medicine

Valerie Horsley

Cell and Developmental Biologist

George Hrab

Musician

Ginny Hughes

Buzzfeed Science Editor

Clay Jones

Society for Science-Based Medicine

Emma Jones

Society for Science-Based Medicine

Margo Kaplan

Professor

Olivia Koski

Guerilla Science

Katie Mack

Theoretical Astrophysicist

Amanda Marcotte

Salon Journalist

Kyle Marian

Science Communicator

Michael Marshall

Good Thinking Society

Michael Miscione

Manhattan Borough Historian

Shaughnessy Naughton

Chemist and Politician

Bob Novella

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Cortney Novella

Theatre Professional

Steve Novella

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Jay Novella

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Natalia Reagan

Primatologist and Comedian

Grant Ritchey

Dentist

Cara Santa Maria

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Matthew Schickele

Musical Artist

Brian Wecht

Comedian, Musician & Physicist

Latasha Wright

BioBus

Registration

EARLY BIRD registration is available for single-day and 3-day passes. Workshops and ancillary events are add-on items to main conference registration. Members of NECSS sponsor organizations and students receive discounted registration.

$325
General Admission - 3 Day Pass
General Admission to all three days of the main conference programming
  • Main Conference - All 3 Days
  • Can register for Thursday workshops
  • Can register for Thursday SGU Private Show
  • Can register for Friday Event
  • Includes Saturday NECSS Social
  • Free NECSS t-shirt
$125
Student Admission - 3 Day Pass
Student Admission to all three days of the main conference programming
  • Main Conference - All 3 Days
  • Can register for Thursday workshops
  • Can register for Thursday SGU Private Show
  • Can register for Friday Show
  • Includes Saturday NECSS Social
  • Free NECSS t-shirt
$1200
Premium Pass- 3 Day Pass + More
All NECSS events + lunch w speakers + more (limited availability)
  • Main Conference - All 3 Days
  • Thursday workshops
  • Includes Friday Show
  • Saturday NECSS Social
  • Lunch with speakers
  • Free t-shirt and special ``swag``
$145
General Admission - 1 Day Pass
General Admission to a single day of the main conference programming
  • Main Conference - Single Day
  • Can register for Thursday workshops
  • Can register for Thursday SGU Private Show
  • Can register for Friday Show
  • Includes Saturday NECSS Social
  • Free NECSS t-shirt
$75
Student Admission - 1 Day Pass
Student Admission to a single day of the main conference programming
  • Main Conference - Single Day
  • Can register for Thursday workshops
  • Can register for Thursday SGU Private Show
  • Can register for Friday show
  • Saturday NECSS Social
  • Free NECSS t-shirt

Conference Details

Important information about NECSS 2018

About

What is NECSS?

Venue

NECSS takes place at FIT in New York City.

Hotel

Discounted rooms are now available - book today!

Schedule

Lectures, panels, socials, performances, and workshops.

Support NECSS

Show your support for science, skepticism, and critical thinking by supporting the conference.

Volunteer

Become a part of NECSS.

Donate

Help make NECSS happen.

Exhibitors

Promote yourself at NECSS.

Sponsors

Become a NECSS Sponsor.

About NECSS

NECSS is an annual conference designed to promote science and critical thinking. Through workshops, panel discussions, presentations, performances and social gatherings, attendees are educated and entertained by leading scientists, artists, and other intellectuals. NECSS takes place over four days in New York City and attracts hundreds of attendees from all over the world and all walks of life.

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About NECSS

NECSS, (pronounced “Nexus”), the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, is an annual conference designed to promote science and critical thinking. Through workshops, panel discussions, presentations, performances and social gatherings, attendees are educated and entertained by leading scientists, artists, and other intellectuals. NECSS takes place over four days in New York City and attracts hundreds of attendees from all over the world and all walks of life.

Past presenters include Bill Nye, Lawrence Krauss, Leonoard Mlodinow, Richard Wiseman, James Randi, Susan Jacoby, Paul Offit, Phil Plait, Simon Singh, Michael Shermer, Kevin Folta, Yvette D'Entremont (“The SciBabe”), George Hrab, Eugenie C. Scott, Michael Mann, Cady Coleman, Joe Nickell, Massimo Pigliucci, Heather Berlin, Seth Shostak, Carl Zimmer, and many more.

Founded in 2009, NECSS is a nonprofit conference run by a staff of enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. Conference proceedings are also made available via the NECSS YouTube channel, and our affiliated podcasts; The Skeptics Guide to the Universe and Rationally Speaking.